St. Mary’s is the parish church of Peldon, a village south of Colchester, Essex.

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The Friends of St. Mary’s is a registered charity which raises funds for vital repairs, restoration work and improvements to this Grade 1 listed building, for it to continue as a place of worship and a community facility for use by all.

The Friends have raised over £45,000 for such work, but more fundraising needs to be done to get this building into good order for the next generation. We intend to do just that, and enjoy ourselves along the way!

Find out what we’ve achieved and How you can support us.


Next Event – Friends AGM

Wednesday October 25th at St. Mary’s. 7.30pm start. Nominations (with seconders) for Chairman and Secretary need to be in to Bill Tamblyn before the meeting.

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Peldon v. The Wigboroughs Cricket Match – Report

As part of the celebrations for the opening of the new P&W Community Hall, the annual cricket match between Peldon and Wigborough took place on Sunday September 3rd 2017. It became a jolly affair with some players turning out for both sides when it appeared that one team were men or women short (one woman […]

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Congratulations to our new neighbour !

The Grand Opening of the new Peldon & Wigboroughs Community Hall was held on the 2nd September, with a superb opening ceremony and a star-studded evening concert. Well done to all involved on the day, and to committees and supporters past and present.

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Some dates for 2018

Please note the following Friends events confirmed so far: Highland Fling – 10th February, starting at 7pm. At Peldon & Wigboroughs Community Hall. Peldon Village Fete – 9th June, starting at 12 Noon. At Lodge Cottage, Lodge Lane, Peldon.

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Peldon Village Fete – Report

Over the years we have always managed to put on a village fete of some sort in Peldon, incorporating things like Open Gardens, Parachuting Teddies, Owls, Cream Teas and a band, but in recent years we have been thwarted in finding a suitable location for a Dog Show and more attractions. Thankfully the Kearney family […]

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Greek Night! – CANCELLED

Sorry but due to insufficient numbers this event has had to be cancelled. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused, and we hope to see you at our next event, the cricket match  see here

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Peldon Village Fete – Final Details

Our Fete gets bigger and better each year, but it still keeps the character of a traditional Village event. First of all, it’s now the Peldon Village Fete, Dog Show and Craft Fayre. At a bigger venue, in Lodge Lane, Peldon CO5 7PZ. With a wider range of stalls, activities and attractions. And we welcome back […]

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Friends and Wigboroughs Group join forces for two events

The Fiends and the Wigboroughs Community Group will host two major events this year: Cricket Match:  Peldon vs. The Wigboroughs (3rd September at Elmdale,Little Wigborough, 2pm – 5pm) Christmas Bazaar:  2nd December at St. Mary’s Church Peldon, 11am – 3pm) Let’s give them our full support!

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Change of Secretary to the Friends

Due to his very busy schedule Bill Tamblyn has stepped-down from his position of Secretary to the Friends of St. Mary’s. He feels that there is much work to do, not only for his other interests but also in his role as Church Warden. He will continue to be a member of the committee of […]

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